BY: THE DAILY BEAST DOT COM
Lori Ann Anderson, a 50-year-old teacher in tiny Cridersville, a hamlet home to fewer than 2,000 people that markets itself as “small-town America at its very best,” appeared in court Monday and pleaded not guilty to 23 felony charges, including sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, and 11 counts of rape, along with two counts of obstructing justice. Her lawyer, Richard Kerger, told The Daily Beast that she is preparing to go to trial.
Anderson was indicted alongside her ex-husband, 53-year-old Charles Wycuff, who faces 54 felony charges. While Anderson’s charges all trace back to June 11, 1999, when her son was a young teen, the dates of Wycuff’s alleged offenses begin two years earlier, in 1997. His charges include pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, rape, and sexual battery.
A special prosecutor with the Ohio attorney general’s office had been investigating Anderson and Wycuff for more than two years before filing charges Friday. Kerger said he believes the inquiry began after Anderson’s son went to police.
Kerger accused Wycuff of being “abusive, dominant, engaged in misconduct,” and said he was “pretty much in charge of orchestrating it.” Wycuff’s lawyer did not answer a call for comment from The Daily Beast. Wycuff is being held in jail on $500,000 bond.
“This investigation has gone on for years,” her lawyer said. “She’s relieved to tell her side of it.”
He and Anderson have not been married since 2003. In their dissolution agreement, Anderson was ordered to pay $255 in monthly child support.
Anderson’s son, who no longer lives in Ohio, is now 29 or 30 years old, Kerger said. Anderson had another son who lived with his mother and Wycuff at the time of the alleged abuse, but he is not involved in the case now.
Anderson is out on bail after posting 10 percent of a $150,000 bond. Her lawyer said he thought she had been fired from her job, as a first-grade teacher at Cridersville Elementary. The school principal did not return a request for comment. Anderson lives in Lima, about 15 minutes from the school.
Anderson has been teaching first through third grade in the public school system for 29 years, “without a single complaint,” her lawyer said. “She likes teaching kids, young kids.”
“This investigation has gone on for years,” he added. “She’s relieved to tell her side of it.”
Jack’s Commentary –
I find this a disturbing trend or the media made it easier for people to peer into the private lives of the American People.
Here’s my problems with this story.
- It took all these years to finally conclude an investigation and make some arrests. This was going on since 1999. Why didn’t they then do something about this horrific abuse?
- Why is the father’s bail higher than the mother’s? They both committed horrific crimes against their SON. Her lawyer is arguing that it was all him. I beg to differ.
- Why are schools recruiting child molesters, pedophiles, rapists as teachers?
Both parents should be treated equally as CRIMINALS. Not one gets off easier because one is a female. We hear this wave of Teacher-UnderageStudent sex acts all over the media, and it seems in most cases the female teacher gets off easy depends on how she looks. If she’s blonde, blue-eyes in most cases the judge will have sympathy for her because in their mind what she did to the little boy was “harmless” and that was every young boys dream. But if she is like this lady to the right here
you get a stiff 38 years prison sentence. And the teachers committed these acts in the STATE of FLORIDA. One got house arrest, the other a mere life sentence.
When a man commits a sexual crime against a minor, he’s automatically demonized by court of public opinion (and righteously so if HE did it – ex. R Kelly) but when it comes to the woman, it’s justified. ex –
she had marriage issues
she was lonely
her husband was abusive
men are crazy
she was abused as a child
her husband did not satisfy her
It seems we are willing to accept excuses from women who commit crimes. Now again, this is not women bashing, these are facts. If a man was going through the same justification as above, society would tell them to “TOUGHEN UP” “MAN UP” “STOP BEING A SISSY”, so if that’s the case, should some of women’s rights be taken away if we are going to have a double standard? If a women does the same EXACT crime as a man, should she be punished in the same manner as the man? You can’t have your cake & ice cream and eat it too. Either you want be in the equality of all adults, or be placed in the category as a child, limited rights.
Doing some “MINOR” Research of this craze of adult women and young boys/ adult men young girls, there are a lot of novels fantasizing these “sic” acts. More disturbing a number of novels dealing with Mother- Son, Father- Daughter fantasies.
These are the same people who act out these actions that are teaching your schools. Are the children safe from these people who act out their fantasies?
The bible says not to uncover the nakedness of your children and children not to uncover the nakedness of your parents for it is a shame in the eyes of the lord.
I don’t know about you but I believe if marijuana is legalized in all 50 states, these sexual acts will intensify by 1000 percent. I do believe in DECRIMINALIZING Marijuana, but not LEGALIZING it.
What are your thought?
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